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4000 Miles

4000 Miles

By Amy Herzog

Directed by Nicole Ricciardi


Featuring Annette Miller

 

A funny, moving, altogether wonderful drama. . . A heartening reminder that a keen focus on life’s small moments can pay off in abig way onstage.”

- The New York Times

 

In this Obie Award-winning and beautifully crafted piece, Amy Herzog gives us Vera and Leo, a grandmother and grandson, locked in amoving and most amusing battle of wits. Life has dealt them a series of shocks,yet they and two intrepid young women continue to seek meaning through humancontact in a touching and humorous portrait of the disenfranchised.

 

4000 Miles ispresented by special arrangement by SAMUEL FRENCH,INC.

May 25 Through July 16 
Previews May 25, 26, 27
Opens Sunday May 28 at 3:00 pm

Run time is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission.

6/29/2017 To 7/16/2017
Cymbeline

Cymbeline

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Tina Packer

 

“Hang there like a fruit, my soul, till the tree die.”  — William Shakespeare

 

A rarely performed story of intrigue and deception in the face of steely resolve, Cymbeline bears the wondrous language of the seasoned playwright through wild plot twists, mistaken identities, and a heart-rending quest for love.
Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer directs this stunning tale, produced for the first time on the Company’s Mainstage.

July 4 Through August 6
Previews July 4, 5, 6, 7
Opens July 8 at 7:30 pm

Run time approximately 2 hours 45 minutes with one intermission

7/4/2017 To 8/6/2017
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Jonathan Croy

 

“The course of true love never did run smooth.” 

   William Shakespeare

    

Four lovers lost in the woods and a group of rude mechanicals who have set out to put on a play become entangled in a dream world. The Fairy Kingdom is at odds, spells are cast, and the devilish sprite Puck weaves his mischief amongst the mortals. This fast-paced romp promises to be an unforgettable midsummer adventure for the whole family. Presented by Shakespeare & Company’s Northeast Regional Education Tour at The Dell atthe Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home.

July 11 Through August 19
Run time is approximately 90 minutes without an intermission.
Grounds open 90 minutes prior to curtain time for picnicking.

7/11/2017 To 8/19/2017
Intimate Apparel
Intimate Apparel

By Lynn Nottage

Directed by Daniela Varon

 

Featuring Nehassaiu deGannes and Christianna Nelson

“Lynn Nottage...a rare, vital, important theatrical voice...”

—The New York Times

 

2 time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage explores the strength of the human spirit through the story of Esther, an African-American seamstress in Manhattan in 1905, when social and class lines were distinctly drawn. A letter arrives and romance is sparked, betrayal is born, and six lives are forever changed. Winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award.

 

Generously sponsored by Claudia Perles 

July 20 Through August 13
Previews July 20 & 21
Opening July 22

Run time is approximately 2  hours and 45 minutes with an intermission

 

7/20/2017 To 8/13/2017
The Tempest

The Tempest

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Allyn Burrows

 

Featuring Nigel Gore and Jason Asprey

 

“Be not afeard, the isle is full of noises...”

—William Shakespeare

 

Likely the Bard’s final piece that he penned alone, The Tempest sets the stage for a betrayed magician bent on revenge. Prospero’s seething softens when he sees, through his daughter, that love and forgiveness conquer darkness.
Revel in twilight performances in the new Garden Theatre under the Berkshire summer skies as the cast leads you on this magical and moving journey.

August 10 Through September 3
Previews August 10, 11, 12
Opening  Sunday August 13 at 5:30 pm

Run time approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes  with an intermission

8/10/2017 To 9/3/2017
Via Dolorosa by David Hare, featuring Jonathan Epstein

Via Dolorosa is the story of British playwright David Hare’s 1997 visit to Israel and Gaza, told by a single actor in a virtuosic 90 minute dramatic whirlwind of people, places and events.

As Hare, Jonathan Epstein turns himself into more than 30 different characters, each an impassioned participant in the Arab-Israeli struggle, as the play ranges through London,Tel Aviv, the Settlements, Gaza and Jerusalem itself, in search of some kind of hope in a world where it seems that everyone can say, and with justice: “This land is ours.”

One Night Only!
Run time approximately 2 1/2 hours with an intermission

8/11/2017 8:30 PM
TS Eliot and His Love of Shakespeare: Allyn Burrows and Michi Wiancko

"Every poet would like, I fancy, to be able to think that he had some direct social utility . . . He would like to be something of a popular entertainer, and be able to think his own thoughts behind a tragic or acomic mask. He would like to convey the pleasures of poetry, not only to alarger audience, but to larger groups of people collectively; and the theatreis the best place in which to do it."


—TS Eliot

 

Allyn Burrows plays the poet, playwright, literary contrarian, Nobel Prize winner TS Eliot in an exploration of the great writer's fascination with Shakespeare. The words of the two great poets will be intertwined live with the sublime music of internationally acclaimed violinist Michi Wiancko.

One Night Only!
Run time approximately 2 1/2 hours with an intermission

8/12/2017 8:30 PM
The Wharton Comedies

The Wharton One-Acts

Roman Fever and The Fullness of Life

Adapted by Dennis Krausnick

 

Featuring David Joseph, Corrina May, and Diane Prusha

 

“...as sharp cut as a diamond and as hard of surface.”

—New York Review of Books

 

Edith Wharton’s sublime wit shines through in these two delightful one -act comedies, complete with her delectable signature twist. In Roman Fever, Grace and Alida reminisce above the Colosseum, having known each other so well for their entire lives, or so they think. The Fullness of Life unveils in charming fashion that the afterlife, while enchanting, may not be all that it’s cracked up to be.

August 17 Through September 10
Previews August 17, 18, 19 
Opens Sunday August 20 at 3:00 pm

Runtime is approximately 2 hours with an intermission

8/17/2017 To 9/10/2017
Door of No Return

Partly autobiographical, but drawing primarily on historical research and present-day interviews, Door of No Return courageously excavates the rich, complex but often silenced multicultural legacies of New England.

 

Nehassaiu deGannes is a trickster/shaman figure voicing experiences of immigration, displacement, enslavement, and resistance from a brilliant multiplicity of perspectives. Drawing on her Caribbean heritage and Canadian upbringing, her visits to West Africa, and her arrival in Rhode Island, Nehassaiu criss-crosses time and space to bring us stories from the 18th century and the Triangle Trade, as well as unexpected contemporary narratives.  Here in one room are: Marie Angelique, enslaved in Montreal but very likely purchased in Rhode Island, a young Columbian man defying 21st century expectations, an Iraqi-American woman re-inventing herself post 9-11, indentured Wampanoag, and the slave dungeons of Cape Coast. Door of No Return defies the segregation of American histories and invites us all to stand at the crossroads.

 

“Nehassaiu deGannes is tremendous. At times, she’s from Jamaica, then Ghana, then Cape Verde, or Senegal. Or else she’s a Native American, or a hyphenated modern American: Puerto Rican, Laotian, French,Irish, Scotch or Arabic. She’s rich; she’s poor. She’s young; she’s old.  She’s woman; she’s man…. But the reason you watch or listen…is for an emotional connection, which deGannes amply provides.”

—Providence Journal

One Night Only!
Run time approximately 2 1/2 hours with an intermission

8/18/2017 8:30 PM
In Light of Jane with Tod Randolph; and special concert by Kris Delmhorst

In Light of Jane, a lighting designer visits an empty theatre space two years after a devastating loss, and as she sorts through her memories, the way forward is illuminated in unexpected ways. This funny and moving piece features Shakespeare & Company actor Tod Randolph with Kris Delmhorst.

 

The second part of the evening singer and songwriter Kris Delmhorst takes the stage for an intimate concert. "Bold and brilliant..." —Boston Globe.

One Night Only!
Run time approximately 2 1/2 hours with an intermission

8/19/2017 8:30 PM
Bad Dates featuring Elizabeth Aspenlieder with special guest Vikki True
Bad Dates featuring Elizabeth Aspenlieder with special guest Vikki True.
 
By Theresa Rebeck
 
“And then I realize, in this sort of strange, hallucinatory moment, that the bug guy is looking kind of good, and the things he's saying about bugs are really kind of fascinating and it is then that I realized that maybe it has been too long since I've been on a date.” Bad Dates
 
Elizabeth Aspenlieder reprises her one-woman tour-de-force performance as the indefatigable Hayley Walker from S&Co.’s 2010 hit production of Bad Dates by Theresa Rebeck (SMASH, Poor Behavior, Law & Order, Broadway’s Seminar with Alan Rickman). A hilarious and heartbreaking story Bad Dates follows a single mothers idiosyncratic journey of self-discovery which involves the Romanian mob, a Buddhist rainstorm, a teenage daughter, over 600 pairs of shoes, and a few very bad dates. Highlights of the evening will include interwoven music provided by the BSO’s Tanglewood Music Center Fellows, directed by Michael Gandolfi (Composition Head of the TMC), and local singer Vikki True, who will join the production with an array of soul stirring melodies that will support the production. True will then take center stage for a short set of some of her classic R&B/Jazz standards.

One Night Only!
Run time approximately 2 1/2 hours with an intermission
8/20/2017 8:30 PM
Women of Will: Coming Home

Written and Performed by Tina Packer with special guest Nigel Gore.

 

After three years of traveling the world and a four month Off-Broadway run, Women of Will comes home. By examining passion and intrigue through women’s eyes, we see how Shakespeare himself developed as a human being.

One Night Only!
Run time approximately 2 1/2 hours with an intermission

8/25/2017 8:30 PM
Travels with the Masked Man and Performance by Bobby Sweet

Written and performed by John Hadden with special musical guest Bobby Sweet

 

 

This evening is a fascinating blend of drama and music.

 

John Hadden performs a riveting 50-minute, one-man show based on his book Conversations with a Masked Man: My Father, the CIA, and Me. Bobby Sweet infuses the show with his unique sound. Join then for this journey of deception "the game" (espionage), and rough filial love. The evening finishes with an intimate concert by Bobby Sweet.

One Night Only!
Run time approximately 2 1/2 hours with an intermission

8/26/2017 8:30 PM
The God of Carnage

God of Carnage

By Yasmina Reza

Translated by Christopher Hampton

 

Featuring Elizabeth Aspenlieder, Allyn Burrows, and Jonathan Croy

 

“Never underestimate the pleasure of watching really good actors behaving terribly...”

—The New York Times

 

This Tony and Olivier Award-winning New York smash hit by the author of ART, takes you on a 90-minute thrill ride into the most dangerous place on earth: parenthood. Two sets of parents meet for the first time to settle their sons’ nasty school yard tangle. Tensions quickly emerge around the best way to raise a child. The meeting progresses, the liquor flows, and the gloves come off in this viciously funny comedy of bad manners.

 

Generously sponsoredby Deborah and Bill Ryan.

September 14 through October 8
Previews September 14, 15
Opens September 16 at 7:30 pm

Run time is approximately 90 minutes without an intermission

9/14/2017 To 10/8/2017
Box Office: 413-637-3353
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